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Cape Town chef to take charge of the kitchen in the 2016 Tour de France

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Cape Town born Lindsay Venn, former Executive Chef now turned Food and Beverage Manager at Tsogo Sun’s Southern Sun The Cullinan hotel has been asked to take charge of the kitchen for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in the upcoming ...

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Alaska – The Snowy Land

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Alaska draws people from the world over to see its wilderness and the wildlife, snow clad mountains and massive glaciers, rivers with brown bears, northern lights dancing across a velvety winter sky. Alaska deserts to forests to gold-bearing river valleys ...

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Best Fishing Adventures in Africa

Deep sea fishing boat with Africa continent in wake

The first thing most people will think about when they hear ‘Tourism in Africa’, is Safari. It is true, Africa’s wildlife is the most iconic in the world and this great continent has some of the most varied animals on ...

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WINK Aparthotel offers furnished apartments for COVID-19 quarantine stays

WINK, a self-catering aparthotel located in the heart of the Mother City in Cape Town, has opened up 30 fully furnished, sanitised studio apartments for immediate occupation, for short- and long-stay rentals at discounted rates, for those affected by Covid-19 ...

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Discovering New York

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New York was named at a time where expansion into the New World was coming thick and fast – that’s probably why England’s King Charles II thought nothing of gifting the naming rights of what was to become one of ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Philadelphia

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Want to get funky in Philly? This bustling city is one of the most beautiful places in Pennsylvania and features quite a few unique opportunities for visitors who want to get in on native action. Philadelphia is a real gem, ...

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Last-Minute Things To See In London

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There’s a lot to see and do in London, even on a foggy day. If you’ve had a last-minute change of plan, though, where is the best place to see Londons’ iconic attractions for a few selfies before heading off ...

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Arctic Expert Shares Free Virtual Northern Lights Hunt

Northern lights over Lapland, Sweden

With the world on lockdown due to COVID-19 – one tourism company has gone above and beyond to give people around the world the chance to experience Swedens’ Lapland in all its majesty – without having to leave the confines ...

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Austria

Tourists in Vienna Austria

For such a small, landlocked country, Austria has had an almighty effect on the cultural scene across the globe. From Strauss’ magical take on the River Danube to Mozart’s Don Giovanni which has opera lovers clamouring for Vienna opera tickets, ...

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The Best US Cities for Sports Tourism

New York City

If you’re planning a trip to the US and you’re a sports fanatic, then the good news is you’re really spoiled for choice. From the NFL to the NBA, and the MBL to the NHL, the acronyms are as plentiful ...

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Must-Visit Road Trip Attractions On The KZN South Coast

Isuzu truck parked at Red Desert Nature Conservancy

Following my KZN South Coast Activities and KZN South Coast Attractions posts back in June/July 2015, this post explores more attractions to be found along the Ugu South Coast municipal region of KwaZulu-Natal. By Des Langkilde. This road trip can ...

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7 Things to Know When Travelling from Africa to the USA

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Planning a trip to a country you’ve never explored before is exciting, but it can also cause anxiety if you’re unsure of the customs, procedures, and important things to remember prior to your departure. To help you along, here are ...

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Cape Town Open for Business as a Safe Travel Destination

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Joint statement issued by City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Tourism, James Vos and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy: Cape Town remains open for tourism business and a safe destination for travellers. Cape Town, ...

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Where to Stay in Miami Beach

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There are many reasons to visit Miami Beach, from the sea and the sand to the stunning sunsets and endless array of outstanding cuisine. Some of the very best beaches in the country can be found right here, including the ...

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The Best Way to Find Car Rental Services in Los Angeles

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Exploring the Southern California city of Los Angeles is best done as a self-drive road trip. Depending on your budget, you can cruise the Hollywood Boulevard in a Ford Mustang convertible, show your tough side in an F150 pick-up truck, ...

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5 Ways to Travel Cheaply

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When we’re tight on cash, the idea of going on vacation might seem impossible. But we all need to relax and get away from the stresses of life every now and then. Luckily, vacations don’t have to break the bank. ...

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Book a Dream Liveaboard Holiday with Ayana

Ayana liveaboard boat

If your idea of a dream holiday is travelling the Indonesian archipelago with a group of dive buddies, then booking an Ayana liveaboard holiday is the way to go. A unique aspect of liveaboard holidays is that you can spend ...

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Stops to Make on a Road Trip from Spain to Greece

Rural road in Spain with stone house

One of our dedicated travel bloggers, Boris, has a passion for road-tripping across Europe. Last year, he took on a monster road trip from Barcelona to Mykonos. This all started thanks to an offer he found with adornosuites.com, a hotel ...

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Have You Explored These Natural Wonders in Mauritius?

Crystal Rock, Mauritius

Mauritius is a paradise for travellers across the world. Located in the southeast of Africa, Mauritius provides a plethora of options; explore the colourful capital, sample traditional food and the island’s top rums, marvel at the natural wonders, paddleboard, or ...

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Top Tips for Road-Tripping Around South Africa

Road trip along Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town

So, you’ve decided to, or at the very least you are thinking about, going on a once in a lifetime road trip around South Africa. You definitely won’t regret it! From the beautiful beaches to the lush green mountain scenery, ...

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Top 6 Cheetah Conservation Tours in Cape Town

A pair of cheetah

The plight of Africa’s cheetah populations has never been more severe than it is today. Classified as a CITES Appendix I endangered species, cheetah numbers have dropped from about 100,000 in 1900 to probably 6,800 today. Of these, only about 2,000 live ...

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5 Ways To See Destinations Beyond The Tour Bus

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Whoever said group tours were boring was sorely misinformed. Yes, the thought of a gaggle of tourists squinting out the windows of a tour bus while clutching their maps hardly inspires. But there are so many more memorable ways to ...

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Top Three Must-See Tourist Destinations in Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone National Park

The Cowboy State is noted as the 10th largest state in the U.S. in terms of land area yet one of the least populated areas. Still, this sparsely-populated area makes up for it with a bounty of natural and man-made ...

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Best Tropical Island Camping Locations on the Great Barrier Reef

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Queensland is a great region from which you can enjoy the view and experience of the Great Barrier Reef. It has a lot of great camping locations to offer, giving you and your family the best of the great outdoors. ...

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What is Ecotourism?

Eco-tourists at Vallee de Mai in Seychelles

The term ecotourism dates back to the 80s when people became aware that planet Earth is in danger and that they need to take better care of it. Once humanity had realised the harmful effects our behaviour has on the ...

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Why Fishing Charters Make Better Vacations

Fishing Charter

Are you tired of searching for different vacation options on land? If so, then a fishing charter holiday is exactly what you need. A fishing charter is a tour where you fish and sail on a boat with a commendable ...

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Win a Dream Holiday in Seychelles

MAZ Millions Seychelles Tourism Lottery

MAHÉ, Seychelles, 20 December 2019 – The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) has collaborated with the local lottery organiser, MAZ Millions, to provide international tourists with a chance to win one of several luxury dream holidays to the exotic islands. Launched ...

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South Africa Ranked Most Affordable Destination for USA Winter Travel

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NEW YORK, NY, 12 December 2019 – South Africa has been ranked as the top exotic destination for USA tourists to visit in Winter 2019/2020. This is according to Tourlane, an online travel expert for tailor-made dream vacations, whose index ...

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Long-Term Parking Tariffs at Airports Slashed for Holiday Season

Aircraft over Cape Town International Airport

Johannesburg, 12 December 2019 – Parking tariffs for stays of seven days and longer at South Africa’s four largest airports have been slashed for the peak holiday season from 13 December to 13 January. The reduced tariffs will apply at ...

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Namibia Guided Photo Safaris

Lion staring at a camera

Namibia is synonymous with great open spaces, from endless desert landscapes to star-spangled night skies, and great herds of wandering wildlife. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer, a photo safari experience in Namibia is unparalleled to anywhere else ...

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Festival of the Mighty Penis

The Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) is held each spring at the Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Japan. The exact dates vary; the main festivities fall on the first Sunday in April each year. On this day, thousands ...

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Preparing for a Cycling Tour Holiday

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Whether you’re planning to visit a new location for the first time, or revisiting one of your old favourites, cycling is the best way to get the most out of your holiday experience. However, when planning a cycling holiday, it’s ...

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Fly-In Safaris Botswana & Victoria Falls

Lion pride with game viewing vehicle and safari charter aircraft

Africa is the vast continent; an often hot and dusty world, strung together by a maze of seemingly endless tar, gravel and sand roads, tracks and paths. Although southern Africa generally has good road infrastructure, the distances that need to ...

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Malawi Conservation Tours

A herd of elephants in Malawi

Malawi operator Robin Pope Safaris is now offering a unique opportunity to spend a week in the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi gaining insights into the exceptional work currently being undertaken by African Parks, the conservation organisation of which the UK’s Prince Harry is ...

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5 Best Hunting Trip Destinations

bird hunter with dog

Following our article ‘hunting versus conservation’, this article provides a brief overview of international destinations that are arguably the best locations for ethical hunting trips. When you have been hunting on familiar terrain for some time and are confident in ...

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Dream Hotels & Resorts Celebrates Double Win at the Lilizela Tourism Awards

Mjejane Bush Camp and Jackalberry Ridge have won coveted accolades at the National Lilizela Tourism Awards, held on Saturday, 9 November at Times Square’s Sun Arena in Pretoria. Both of these award-winning lodges, based near the Kruger National Park, form ...

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Tips for Making Sure You Don’t Go Over Your Travel Budget

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While travelling and seeing the world can be very expensive, it is possible to do it on a tighter budget. Of course, to achieve this, you need to make sure that you plan your budget carefully and that you stick ...

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The Mantis uMfolozi Race to Antarctica

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The Mantis Collection has launched an incentive competition for South African booking agents, and the prize is a trip for two to Antarctica worth R450, 000.

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Hospitality Hot Spot in Gauteng

Destiny Hotel Sky Bar and Lounge

Efforts to re-industrialise the Ekurhuleni metro were recently announced by the  MMC for Finance and Economic Development, Cllr Doctor Xhakaza, with an allocation of R847m to strategic key projects in the area.  The areas set aside by the department include the Airport Precinct, Kempton ...

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The Ultimate Travel Guide for Professional Travel Nurses

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Very few professions are as exciting as that of a travel nurse. Working as a travel nurse provides you with a lot of opportunities to live the type of life most people only dream about. The chance to visit a ...

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4 Travel Budget Myths to Stop Believing

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There are lots of useful budget travelling tips out there, but these ones are different. Read on so you'd know which travel budget myths to throw right out the window.

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Places to Visit in Three Days in Cappadocia

A Cappadocia cave hotel

The historical region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is one of those destinations that instil a feeling of having arrived on another planet. This is probably due to its inland location and high altitude (over 1000m). Cappadocia has a continental climate, with ...

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Why Travelling Can Be Rehabilitating

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We often underestimate the true value of travel and how therapeutic it can be. We live in an age where substance abuse is on the rise, and finding long term solutions cannot solely ride on medication. While the detox process ...

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Popular Travel Destinations in Africa

Giraffe stretching to reach tree canopy leaves

As the second biggest continent in the world, Africa is renowned for its wildlife and expansive landscapes. This is a continent that mesmerizes visitors with images of crystalline waters, vast grasslands, exotic fauna and flora, white-sand beaches, and majestic mountain ...

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Self-Drive Planning Essentials for a Namibian Road Journey

Dirt road through Namibia landscape

Namibia, a land of endless space and contrasting landscapes, is the perfect destination for a self-drive safari vacation. Here are 5 self-drive planning essentials for a Namibian road journey. Discover the countries two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Twyfelfontein and the Namib Sand Sea. Visit the ...

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3 Reasons to add Green Powder to your Packing Checklist

Green Powder in bowls

Maintaining a healthy diet when travelling abroad can be problematic. For optimal health, your body needs green vegetables like kale and collard greens, but how do you ensure that you get these nutrients? Well, the best way is to add ...

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100 Best Attractions for a Road Trip Journey in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoiled and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity, and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 best tourist attractions in South Africa is for you.

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Planning Your Holiday: Finding the Right Hotel Advisory Sites

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Planning a holiday, whether it’s for business or leisure, can be a harrowing experience. There are many things that you need to keep in mind in order to get it done right, and if you don’t you may end up ...

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